I can imagine it’s tough to see your country change before your very eyes – trash piling up, no prospects for a President in the near future, and so many refugees that you barely understand the dialect being spoken next to you. It’s hard to envision your future in this country, let alone that of your children. I have a message of tough love for you: if you aren’t careful, then the Lebanese flag will become nothing more than something discussed in history books. As Lebanon’s youth, you have a unique opportunity to reclaim your country by participating in its democratic system – as flawed as it might be – to change the course of Lebanon’s future and consequentially your own.
I know you feel frustrated – you hate that your religion bars you from being promoted, that your government’s politics are poisoning youHagar Hajjar Chemali